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The Question is:

We have TL891DLX with 2 CompaqDLT8000 drives. Is there any way to use the
 Second Tape automatically when the first Tape becomes full using VMS Backup.
 Do I have to unload the First Tape to the slot manually & load the second Tape
 which is on any other slo
t. Any suggestions.

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard -- being the OpenVMS Wizard and not the StorageWorks
  Wizard -- is not particularly familiar with StorageWorks devices and
  storage--related products.
  Please particularly acquire and read the available TL891 documentation,
  and please see the following topics: (6265), (7652), (8295).  Other
  loader-related topics include (6088), (6226), (4593).
  OpenVMS BACKUP can create sequential tape sets using various tape
  devices, and BACKUP can also use two output devices -- alternately.
  For details on BACKUP, please see the BACKUP documentation.
  OpenVMS itself does not have library control capabilities, these are
  provided by MRU, MDMS, MLU, or other loader-specific software or
  hardware.  Without the assistance of jukebox or loader-specific
  software, OpenVMS can and will attempt to use the device sequentially
  -- and sequential access may or may not be supported by a particular
  library or loader.

answer written or last revised on ( 21-JAN-2003 )

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